Friday, November 12, 2010
Friday Film Buff: Illuminating
The 2009 animated film The Secret of Kells presents a fictionalized origin story of this ancient book.
The film is visually stunning. Think Samurai Jack meets Celtic artwork meets Disney. However, the Disney comparison ends there, as the plot plays out more in the style of ancient folklore and legends. Those used to a more mainstream form of storytelling may find parts of this tale a bit jarring. That, however, is the closest that I can come to making any kind of a criticism of this film.
Personally, I found it breathtaking, and the trailer below is just a sample of what this film holds. I definitely recommend it.